On September 29, 2023, Electronic Arts released EA Sports FC 24, the first football simulator released after the company ended its partnership with FIFA. Newzoo analysts studied the success of the project in October and compared its starting indicators with those of FIFA 23.

  • According to Newzoo, EA Sports FC 24 has become the second highest-grossing game for consoles and PCs in the USA and the UK. In October 2022, FIFA 23 also ranked second in the box office top in these countries. Analysts did not say how much both titles earned.
  • In October, EA Sports FC 24, like FIFA 23 at the time, topped the box office top sports simulators in the USA and the UK.
  • The standard edition of EA Sports FC 24 was bought much more often than the ultimatum. It accounted for 87.1% of sales.
  • For the sake of EA Sports FC 24, many gamers stopped playing other games. 58.1% of all EA Sports FC 24 users spent time for Counter-Strike 2 before the title was released, 48.1% — for FIFA 23, and 32.5% — for Fortnite.
  • In October, 74% of EA Sports FC 24 users also spent money in FIFA 23, 56.2% — in Fortnite, 55.8% — in FIFA 22.
  • EA Sports FC 24 significantly surpassed its predecessor in terms of the number of monthly active users (MAU) on PCs and consoles worldwide* in the first month among games of all genres. She took the eighth place in the ranking, while FIFA 23 at one time was able to take only the 15th place.
  • However, in the ranking only with sports simulators, both EA Sports FC 24 and FIFA 23 took second place, losing to Rocket League.
  • EA Sports FC 24's main MAU markets are the UK and the USA. In FIFA 23, they were the United Kingdom and Germany.
  • In October 2023, EA Sports FC 24 users spent an average of 38.1 hours playing the game. This is slightly more than for FIFA 23 in October 2022. Then the average playing time was 36 hours.
  • However, EA Sports FC 24 lost to FIFA 23 in terms of the number of hours of stream views in the first month. EA Sports FC 24 streams on Twitch, YouTube and Facebook Gaming** have collected a total of 53.7 million hours of views. FIFA 23 streams — 64.6 million hours of views.

Earlier, Electronic Arts announced that EA Sports FC 24 has become its new hit. During the debut week, 11.3 million people tried the game, including EA Play subscribers, and by the end of the first month, the simulator's audience exceeded 14.5 million people.

At the same time, gamers are rather cool about the game. Its rating on Steam is 56%, on Metacritic, users even rated EA Sports FC 24 by 2.5 points out of 10. Most often, gamers complain about the similarity with previous games in the series and a variety of technical problems.

*Newzoo collects data in 37 major markets, excluding China and India.

**Belongs to the Meta company banned in the territory of the Russian Federation.

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